I graduated with a B.A. in Physics in December 2015. I didn't think I wanted to go to grad school and thought working a regular job is what I wanted. Turns out that is not what I want and felt more comfortable in school. I also spend most of my free time reading about physics or math because it is what I truly enjoy.
Now for the information I'd like: My GPA was a 3.67 when I graduated, my last semester was filled with C's while all of my previous semesters were nearly straight A semesters. I had a tough time due to personal issues my last semester. Will my poor last semester hold me back in getting accepted into grad school? Who do I ask for a letter of recommendation if I don't really have contact with any of my old professors? I have a lot of tutoring experience in general physics, could I play that into TA'ing while in school?
I took the first practice pGRE today and got a 500, that kind of put into perspective that I might not get accepted anywhere and will be forced to continue doing some mindless job.